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The Sega CD, released as the Mega-CD (メガCD Mega-Shī Dī?) in most regions outside North America, is an add-on device for the Sega Genesis video game console designed and produced by Sega as part of the fourth generation of video game consoles. The add-on was released in Japan on December 12, 1991, in North America on October 15, 1992 and in Europe in the spring of 1993. The device adds a CD-ROM drive to the console, allowing the user to play CD-based games and providing additional hardware functionality. Other benefits of the add-on include a faster central processing unit and graphic enhancements. It can also play audio CDs and CD+G discs.

With the increasing popularity of CD-based technology at the time, Sega sought to create an add-on for the Genesis to utilize compact discs. The main benefit of CD technology was its greater storage capacity, allowing for larger games to be developed. This would manifest itself in the form of full motion video (FMV) games like the controversial Night Trap, which became a focus in Congressional hearings in 1993 on the issues of video game violence and ratings. In designing the add-on, Sega of Japan, partnering with JVC, refused to consult with Sega's American division until the project was completed—Sega of America had to assemble parts from various "dummy" units to obtain a working prototype. While it became known for several games such as Sonic the Hedgehog CD and Lunar: Eternal Blue, the add-on's game library contained a large number of Genesis ports and FMV titles. Numerous redesigns of the add-on were also developed, including one by Sega and several by licensed third-party developers.

By the end of 1994, the add-on had sold approximately 2.7 million units worldwide, compared to 29 million units for the Genesis sold by that time. In 1995, it was announced that Sega's support would shift away from the Genesis and Sega CD to focus on its new console, the Sega Saturn, and the add-on itself was officially discontinued in 1996. Retrospective reception to the add-on is mixed, praising the Sega CD for its individual offerings and additions to the Genesis' functions, but criticizing the game library as a whole for its lack of depth and low value for money, as well as issues with how the add-on was supported by Sega.

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Joe Montana's NFL Football (1993)(Sega Sports)(US)
Topics: nfl, sega, defense, press, game, bowl, super, select, joe, play, super bowl, nfl football, compact...
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Dune (1994)(Virgin)(US)
Topics: dune, fremen, sega, select, spice, harkonnen, sietches, virgin, map, command, dune map, limited...
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Road Rash (1995)(Electronic Arts)(US)
Topics: rash, game, mode, sega, electronic, stamina, press, race, bike, road rash, electronic arts, game...
Eternal Champions - Challenge from the Dark Side (1995)(Sega)(US)
Topics: damage, eternal, hits, sega, larcen, dawson, opponent, champion, ramses, dark champion, eternal...
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Sonic CD (1993)(Sega)(Eu)
Topics: sie, sonic, del, die, een, vous, und, von, zone, time attack, wenn sie, sie die, time warp, drucken...
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Third World War (1994)(Extreme)(US)
Topics: armored, carrier, personnel, button, battle, command, press, military, tank, nation, armored...
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Prince of Persia (1993)(US)
Topics: sega, button, game, press, prince, disc, warranty, compact, jaffar, persia, compact disc, press...
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Secret Of Monkey Island, The (1994)(JVC)(US)
Topics: cursor, sega, game, command, jmi, dialogue, sentence, directional, inventory, items, pause game,...
Flashback - The Quest For Identity (1993)(Delphine Software)(US)
Topics: button, conrad, sega, flashback, press, comic, tap, warranty, disc, compact, compact disc, comic...
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Sewer Shark (1992)(Sony Imagesoft)(US)
Topics: sewer, sega, tube, sony, indicator, imagesoft, recharge, controls, catfish, hole, sony imagesoft,...
Compton's Interactive Encyclopedia (1994)(Compton's NewMedia)(US)
Topics: sega, button, arrows, software, press, cnm, select, encyclopedia, cursor, press button, search...
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3 Ninjas Kick Back (1994)(Sony Imagesoft)(US)
Topics: sony, sega, button, ninjas, imagesoft, mori, warranty, ninja, special, press, sony imagesoft,...
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Amazing Spider-man vs. The Kingpin, The (1993)(Sega)(US)
Topics: web, sega, button, press, spidey, kingpin, warranty, disc, jump, qsound, press start, press button,...
Sherlock Holmes - Consulting Detective (1992)(Sega)(US)[The Times Newspaper]
Topics: editor, june, february, deaths, london, telegram, steamer, april, times, miscellaneous, scotland...
Cadillacs and Dinosaurs - The Second Cataclysm (1994)(Rocket Science Games)(US)
Topics: rocket, science, disc, warranty, cadillacs, sega, grith, scharnhorst, jack, rocket science,...
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Wing Commander (1994)(Sega)(US)
Topics: kilrathi, enemy, ship, meters, terran, missile, nav, kps, mission, claw, cruise velocity, aft...
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Final Fight CD (1993)(Sega)(JP)
Topics: closej, openj, final, ito, nfl, ifflawo, tltltsffi, iiifflfcto, iirirnr, sjwcdftf
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Snatcher (1994)(Konami)(US)
Topics: junker, konami, sega, game, kobe, justifier, neo, shooting, blood, gun, neo kobe, blue blood, metal...
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Marky Mark and The Funky Bunch (1992)(Sega)(US)
Topics: sega, video, press, editchallenge, gel, funky, gotta, screen, disc, press start, compact disc,...
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Sewer Shark (1992)(Sony Imagesoft)(US)[a]
Topics: sewer, sega, tube, compact, disc, warranty, button, recharge, gauge, hole, compact disc, tube jump,...
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Sherlock Holmes - Consulting Detective (1992)(Sega)(US)
Topics: select, disc, compact, sega, press, button, warranty, icon, choose, notebook, compact disc, press...
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Bram Stoker's Dracula (1993)(Sony Imagesoft)(US)
Topics: sega, sony, dracula, directional, lmagesoft, press, game, pad, imagesoft, button, directional pad,...
Sherlock Holmes - Consulting Detective Vol. II (1992)(Sega)(US)
Topics: sega, select, warranty, compact, disc, button, icon, choose, sherlock, holmes, compact disc, press...
Sherlock Holmes - Consulting Detective Vol. II (1992)(Sega)(US)[The Times Newspaper]
Topics: ihc, thai, ihat, rue, deaths, ihis, wilh, lor, july, scotland yard, sir simpson, french plays,...
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3 X 3 Eyes - Legend Of The Divine Demon (1993)(Sega)(JP)
Topic: htz
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Wheel of Fortune (1994)(Sony Imagesoft)(US)
Topics: pad, sega, wheel, spin, directional, player, puzzle, game, control, consonant, directional pad,...
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Shining Force CD (1994)(Sega)(US)
Topics: sega, button, character, select, press, shining, options, characters, game, adventure, press...
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Iron Helix (1994)(Spectrum HoloByte)(US)
Topics: helix, dna, defender, probe, iron, sega, ship, clues, obrian, button, iron helix, video clues,...
Gambler Jiko Chuushinha 2 - Gekitou! Tokyo Mahjongland Hen (1992)(Game Arts)(JP)
Topics: ffl, rri, imj, closej, liiil, nri, tel
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WWF Rage in the Cage (1993)(Arena)(US)
Topics: opponent, press, wrestling, moves, sega, grapple, button, weighs, cage, wrestlers, gain control,...
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Sonic CD (1993)(Sega)(US)
Topics: sonic, sega, press, super, button, disc, spin, game, warranty, zone, compact disc, super spin,...
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Adventures of Batman & Robin, The (1995)(Sega)(US)
Topics: sega, batmobile, turbo, virtual, button, disc, missiles, warranty, guided, gotham, guided missiles,...
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Burai - Hachigyoku no Yuushi Densetsu (1992)(Sega)(JP)
Topics: iii, closej, openj, onj, cfc, opt
Wakusei Woodstock - F.H.B - Funky Horror Band (1991)(Sega)(JP)
Topics: horror, funky, band, chorus, rand, cdgiliso, hitsville, ssnruso, efft, kanai, horror band, funky...
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Winning Post (1993)(KOEI)(JP)
Topics: topenj, wsm, postj, koei, tclosej, mmmm
3 X 3 Eyes - Legend Of The Divine Demon (1993)(Sega)(JP)[poster]
Topics: llsfst, ttwj, ditiim, ahi, hpgaoogg, ftxsjgffl, dihmm, miam, ilii, mmcdw
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons - Eye of the Beholder (1994)(SSI)(US)
Topics: select, character, spells, characters, sega, button, weapons, spell, ability scores, cleric, press...
Dark Wizard - Yomigaeri Shiyami no Madoushi (1993)(Sega)(JP)
Topics: darkness, jewel, writej, wizard, seal, returns, dark, rule, extinguished, light, dark wizard,...
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Wirehead (1995)(Sega)(US)
Topics: sega, disc, wirehead, nol, ned, credits, button, slitcon, ihc, wirehead credits
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Cliffhanger (1993)(Sony Imagesoft)(US)
Topics: sega, press, sony, imagesoft, pad, game, qualen, cliffhanger, button, warranty, sony imagesoft,...
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Cosmic Fantasy Stories (1992)(Riot)(JP)
Topics: awhp, closej, wfl, sill
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Tomcat Alley (1994)(Sega)(US)
Topics: sega, reticle, tomcat, weapons, aiming, missile, hud, disc, warranty, target, aiming reticle, press...
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Jeopardy! (1994)(Sony Imagesoft)(US)
Topics: pad, sega, player, game, button, control, buzzes, directional, contestant, category, control pad,...
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Corpse Killer (1994)(Digital Pictures)(US)[32X]
Topics: sega, digital, press, menacer, genesis, datapod, corpse, game, bullets, digital pictures, black...
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Heavy Nova (1991)(Micronet)(JP)
Topics: type, closej, studio, zam, mode
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ESPN NBA Hangtime '95 (1994)(Sony Imagesoft)(US)
Topics: nba, sega, button, sony, espn, hangtime, basketball, game, imagesoft, players, nba hangtime, sony...
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Demolition Man (1995)(Acclaim)(US)
Topics: mission, phoenix, ammunition, angeles, grenade, handgun, sega, san, acclaim, eliminates, angeles...
Power Factory featuring C+C Music Factory (1993)(Sony Imagesoft)(US)
Topics: ihi, ilu, iiie, vidro, voir, iiavi, irom, sony, edit, ihr, sony imacesoft
Heavenly Symphony - Formula One World Championship 1993 (1994)(Sega)(JP)
Topics: kawai, kazuhito, dillett, fuji, retire, engineer, prix, heavenly, sto, producer
Heart of the Alien - Out of This World Parts I and II (1994)(Virgin)(US)
Topics: sega, virgin, lester, button, producer, game, pad, directional, restart, enclosed product,...
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Dracula Unleashed (1994)(Sega)(US)
Topics: sega, disc, compact, journal, screen, button, warranty, dracula, select, adventure, compact disc,...
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Double Switch (1995)(Sega)(JP)
Topics: game, tot, restore, ifto, wdipl, elin, uofcuitfts, bjffilcpi, ipilap, axig
Sega Classics Arcade Collection (1992)(Sega)(US)[compilation - 5 games]
Topics: press, button, game, select, screen, player, start, selection, attack, mode, press button, start...
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Time Gal (1993)(Renovation)(US)
Topics: gal, sega, renovation, time, pathforger, luda, warranty, mode, game, video, video camera,...
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Batman Returns (1993)(Sega)(US)
Topics: sega, button, grappling, game, press, batman, gotham, weapons, utility, platform, compact disc,...
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Wild Woody (1995)(Sega)(US)
Topics: woody, sega, disc, sketch, warranty, compact, button, erase, alien, totem, compact disc, sega...
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Ecco the Dolphin (1993)(Sega)(JP)
Topics: dolphin, vfcl, lfc, urtomcftvis, eccothe, iimft, ttl, lutei, hlklhhi, ixizi
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Silpheed (1993)(Sega)(US)
Topics: sega, press, button, warranty, game, optional, silpheed, weapons, disc, defense, start button,...
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After Burner III (1992)(Sega)(JP)
Topics: competition, exit, japan, pii, qnomm, reprogrammed, mcskksctssm, openj, closej, fcx
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Thunder Storm FX (1992)(Wolf Team)(JP)
Topics: closej, japan, ludfflmtrto, izmii, itiegivcd, tta, ixh, cilfrott, openj, tbtti
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Dungeon Master II - Skullkeep (1994)(JVC)(US)
Topics: cursor, press, screen, button, champions, magic, mana, game, inventory, game screen, temporarily...
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Space Ace (1994)(ReadySoft)(US)
Topics: ace, borf, dexter, blast, sega, laser, button, avoid, kimberly
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Kris Kross (1992)(Sony Imagesoft)(US)
Topics: video, aii, vou, ram, iiie, tihe, edii, edn, iue, tiie
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Terminator, The (1993)(Virgin)(US)
Topics: reese, sega, terminator, cyberdyne, virgin, level, endo, game, weapon, skeleton, control panel,...
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Garou Densetsu Special (1995)(Victor)(JP)
Topics: destiny, tts, battle, abs
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eye 286
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Earthworm Jim - Special Edition (1995)(Interplay)(US)
Topics: jim, earthworm, plasma, suit, crow, sega, interplay, moke, evil, earthworm jim, super suit, ultra...
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Dark Wizard (1993)(Sega)(US)
Topics: sega, jewel, velonese, epileptic, genesis, button, wizard, system, control, game, press button
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Yumimi Mix (1993)(Game Arts)(JP)
Topics: onj, openj, closej, arts, tel
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Sonic the Hedgehog CD (1993)(Sega)(JP)
Topics: tttttttt, soniccdj, workbench, mmlt, itf, rthj, ivi, ijviy, ttt, rpam
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Brutal - Paws of Fury (1994)(Gametek)(US)
Topics: tke, belt, kis, gametek, sega, move, kendo, cartridge, ana, button, special moves, gametek...
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Fahrenheit (1995)(Sega)(US)[32X]
Topics: sega, assistant, disc, warranty, production, compact, director, firefighter, rescue, firefighters,...
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Wonder Dog (1991)(Victor)(JP)
Topics: producer, design, programmer, intro, victor, icbor, dunievy, hjo, loqosim, motsuoko
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Thunderhawk (1993)(Victor)(JP)
Topics: takayuki, actor, bgm, mmjiozzskm, cfi, coubsl, kayko, caibichi, kaoru, shunjl
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Sol-Feace (1992)(Sega)(US)
Topics: sega, disc, compact, warranty, destroy, game, weapon, weapons, button, weapon change, score,...
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Final Fight CD (1993)(Sega)(US)
Topics: attack, sega, button, press, fighter, jump, game, vitality, compact, disc, compact disc, attack...